1. Paul,

    I am really looking forward to this one. I have made the occasional table from the foundation course here in the US at your old Texas location and see a lot of similarities with this table, and a lot of differences as well. I like the idea of the splayed legs and the breadboard/mitered/haunch tenon top. Cant wait.

  2. Just by looking at the introduction I can see there will be a lot of learning here. This is so spooky. I made a bid in a auction last night for a plank table I am going to disassemble if I win the bid. Then this turns up today. Coincidence? .

      1. I made a (small) table top from Iroko on my only table top to date. Yes it’s oily but had no problems with glue-up (normal PVA) but it was only a very small table. I found it a bit difficult to plane (grain direction) but maybe that was just me! It’s a really beautiful wood for a table top though. Starts a warm honey yellow and quickly darkens to a warm deep brown!

  3. This is awesome. One of my favorite things to do is walk through museums. This is going to be actually living the time period. For anyone who likes history this should be beyond expectations. Thank you Paul and crew!

  4. Paul nice looking table, and am excited about recycling wood for the build, never thought abut looking for used f”wood” furniture to get the wood. This looks like a nice table and again commend you for providing Greg Meritt’s drawings as he does nice work and these drawings are easy to keep in a binder journal.


  5. This project is going to be a real treasure. As others have said, the drawings are excellent and a great enhancement to me at the bench. I’m particularly interested in learning more about laying out and cutting splayed legs – like the stool project. And I will take on the challenge of finding a table to salvage for the build. I’m still attending a local wood working school, so I won’t have time to build along with you, but as soon as time allows, this is high on my list for next builds.

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